Yasr – Yet Another Stars Rating

Description

Improving the user experience with your website is a top priority for everyone who cares about their online activity,
as it promotes familiarity and loyalty with your brand, and enhances visibility of your activity.

Yasr – Yet Another Stars Rating is a powerful way to add SEO-friendly user-generated reviews and testimonials to your
website posts, pages and CPT, without affecting its speed.

How To use

Reviewer Vote

With the classic editor, when you create or update a page or a post, a box (metabox) will be available in the upper right corner where you’ll
be able to insert the overall rating.
With the new Guteneberg editor, just click on the “+” icon to add a block and search for Yasr Overall Rating.
You can either place the overall rating automatically at the beginning or the end of a post (look in “Settings”
-> “Yet Another Stars Rating: Settings”), or wherever you want in the page using the shortcode [yasr_overall_rating] (easily added through the visual editor).

Visitor Votes

You can give your users the ability to vote, pasting the shortcode [yasr_visitor_votes] where you want the stars to appear.
If you’re using the new Gutenberg editor, just click on the “+” icon to add a block and search for Yasr Visitor Votes
Again, this can be placed automatically at the beginning or the end of each post; the option is in “Settings” -> “Yet Another Stars Rating: Settings”.
Click here if you use a caching plugin

Multi Set

Multisets give the opportunity to score different aspects for each review: for example, if you’re reviewing a videogame, you can create the aspects “Graphics”,
“Gameplay”, “Story”, etc.

Migration tools

You can easily migrate from WP-PostRatings, kk Star Ratings, Rate My Post and Multi Rating
A tab will appear in the settings if one of these plugin is detected.

Supported itemtypes

Yasr Support the following schema.org itemtypes:
BlogPosting ✝,
Book,
Course,
CreativeWorkSeason,
CreativeWorkSeries,
Episode,
Event,
Game,
LocalBusiness,
MediaObject,
Movie,
MusicPlaylist,
MusicRecording,
Organization,
Product,
Recipe,
SoftwareApplication

✝ BlogPosting itemtype will not show stars in search result.
More info here

Video Tutorial

In this video I’ll show you the “Auto Insert” feature and manual placement of yasr_visitor_votes and yasr_overall_rating shortcodes

Related Link

Do you want more feature? Check out Yasr Pro!

Screenshots

  • Example of yasr in a videogame review
  • Another example of a restaurant review
  • User's ranking showing most rated posts
  • User's ranking showing highest rated posts
  • Ranking reviews

Blocks

This plugin provides 6 blocks.

yet-another-stars-rating/yasr-overall-rating
Yasr: Overall Rating
yet-another-stars-rating/yasr-visitor-votes
Yasr: Visitor Votes
yet-another-stars-rating/overall-rating-ranking
Yasr: Top 10 Reviews
yet-another-stars-rating/visitor-votes-ranking
Yasr: Top 10 By Visitors Votes
yet-another-stars-rating/most-active-reviewers
Yasr: Most Active Authors
yet-another-stars-rating/most-active-users
Yasr: Most Active Visitors

Installation

  1. Install Yet Another Stars Rating either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server
  2. WordPress ‘Qoşmalar’ menyusundan qoşmanı aktivləşdir
  3. Go to the Yet Another Star Rating menu in Settings and set your options.

FAQ

What is “Overall Rating”?

It is the vote given by who writes the review: readers are able to see this vote in read-only mode. Reviewer can vote using the box on the top rigth when writing a new article or post (he or she must have at least the “Author” role). Remember to insert this shortcode [yasr_overall_rating] to make it appear where you like. You can choose to make it appear just in a single post/page or in archive pages too (e.g. default Index, category pages, etc).

What is “Visitor Rating”?

It is the vote that allows your visitors to vote: just paste this shortcode [yasr_visitor_votes] where you want the stars to appear.
See the supported caching plugins

Demo page for Overall Rating and Vistor Rating

What is “Multi Set”?

It is the feature that makes YASR awesome. Multisets give the opportunity to score different aspects for each review: for example, if you’re reviewing a videogame, you can create the aspects “Graphics”, “Gameplay”, “Story”, etc. and give a vote for each one. To create a set, just go in “Settings” -> “Yet Another Stars Rating: Settings” and click on the “Multi Sets” tab. To insert it into a post, just paste the shortcode that YASR will create for you.

Demo page for Multi Sets

What is “Ranking reviews” ?

It is the 10 highest rated item chart by reviewer. In order to insert it into a post or page, just paste this shortcode [yasr_top_ten_highest_rated]

Wht is “Users’ ranking” ?

This is 2 charts in 1. Infact, this chart shows both the most rated posts/pages or the highest rated posts/pages.
For an item to appear in this chart, it has to be rated twice at least.
Paste this shortcode to make it appear where you want [yasr_most_or_highest_rated_posts]

What is “Most active reviewers” ?

If in your site there are more than 1 person writing reviews, this chart will show the 5 most active reviewers. Shortcode is [yasr_top_5_reviewers]

What is “Most active users” ?

When a visitor (logged in or not) rates a post/page, his rating is stored in the database. This chart will show the 10 most active users, displaying the login name if logged in or “Anonymous” otherwise. The shortcode : [yasr_top_ten_active_users]

Demo page for Rankings

Wait, wait! Do I need to keep in mind all this shortcode?

If you’re using the new Gutenberg editor, you don’t need at all: just use the blocks.
If, instead, you’re using the classic editor, in the visual tab just click the “Yasr Shortcode” button above the editor

Does it work with caching plugins?

From version 2.3.0 YASR works with every caching plugin available out there.
In the settings, just select “yes” to “Load results with AJAX”.
YASR has been tested with:
* Wp Super Cache
* LiteSpeed Cache
* Wp Fastest Cache
* WP-Optimize
* Cache Enabler
* Hyper Cache
* Wp Rocket

Why I don’t see stars in google?

Read here and find out how to set up rich snippets.
You can use the Structured Data Testing Tool to validate your pages.
Also read this google announcement.
If you set up everythings fine, in 99% of cases your stars will appear in a week.
If doesn’t, you should work on your seo reputation.

Reviews

26 May 2020
1. AJAX does not work (already created a support topic). 2. If selected (Auto Insert Options ==> OFF) and use a shortcode: [yasr_overall_rating size="medium"] or [yasr_overall_rating size="medium" postid="'.get_the_ID().'"] both does not work. Uninstalled.
06 May 2020
Thank you for developing plugin that finally works. I tried more than ten plugins, even purchased one that I was not able to use with results, but your plugin solved it all! It definitely works and I definitely suggest it!
08 Aprel 2020
Plugin is very simple in configuration and help to create very nice looking rating in short time. Just give it a try!
04 Aprel 2020
I tried them all. And in the end, Yasr was the best star plugin I have found. I also tried several schema markups plugins, and the most famous of them threw out erros. Not Yasr, it works perfectly with Google, and it looks beautiful on the frontend. Plus, the plugin author is also available to do customization work for you. That's what he did for me, making the rating appear only on selected categories, plus manually importing the stars from a previous plugin I was using. I can only highly recommend both this plugin, plus the author for customization work. Thank you, Dario!
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Contributors & Developers

“Yasr – Yet Another Stars Rating” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

The full changelog can be found in the plugin’s directory. Recent entries:

2.3.4

  • IMPROVED: added Software Application itemType
  • IMPROVED: added Organization itemType
  • IMPORVED: added reviewBody and description properties
  • FIXED: “Your ratings” widget in admin dashboard

2.3.3

  • FIXED: “Load results with AJAX” option works with all post types, not the “posts” one
  • FIXED: CSS fix in settings pages
  • FIXED: minor fix with multiSet

2.3.2

  • FIXED: Uncaught TypeError randomly shows up in the browser console
  • TWEAKED: removed deprecated multisite function
  • TWEAKED: in tht settings page, the “custom css” textarea is now a text editor
  • TWEAKED: CSS improvement in settings page
  • TWEAKED: minor code cleanup

2.3.1

  • Code refactor, according to boilerplate standards

2.3.0

  • NEW FEATURE: YASR now support all caching plugin available out there.
    Just select “yes” at the question “Load results with AJAX” in the settings page.
  • ENHANCEMENT: Added itemListElement in recipeInstructions
  • TWEAKED: rich snippet are returned only if rating is found
  • TWEAKED: Huge Code Refactor
  • Minor changes

2.2.9

  • FIXED: in the editor screen, if a Multi Set already has ratings, and then try to update only one, all the other
    fields where reset
  • ENHANCEMENT: rich snippet are returned only if a YASR shortcode is in the post or page
  • ENHANCEMENT: changed classes names star-rating and star-value in yasr-star-rating and yasr-star-value. DELETE YOUR BROWSER CACHE

2.2.8

  • FIXED: empty schema field can return error on existing post or page.

2.2.7

  • FIXED: illegal offset warning

2.2.6

  • TWEAKED: in the editor screen, rich snippet info are moved below the editor
  • NEW FEATURE: Added new fields for these itemTypes:

Recipe:

  • cookTime
  • prepTime
  • description
  • keywords
  • nutrition
  • recipeCategory
  • recipeCuisine
  • recipeIngredient

Product:

  • Brand
  • Sku
  • Global identifiers
  • Price
  • Currency
  • Price Valid Until
  • Availability
  • Url

LocalBuisiness:

  • Address
  • PriceRange
  • Telephone

More to come in the next realeses 🙂

Additional Info

External Libraries: Rater
tippy

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